David "Barney" T. Bird, 74, of Chaffee, passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at home.
He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on August 18, 1945 a son of the late Cyril L. and Louise (Eckel) Bird. He loved woodworking, fishing, traveling the country and bragging about his family.
Barney was a self-employed truck driver and was known for building his birdhouses for over 35 years. He also drove school bus for the Holland school district.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret "Peg" (nee Reisdorf) Bird, whom he married on January 29, 1966 in North Java; his son, David (Diann) Bird of Arlington, VA; his daughters: Laura (Dan) Johnson of Strykersville, Sherri (Doug) Comstock of North Java, Jessica (Erich) Gerlach of Goshen, NY; eleven grandchildren: Brandon (Lindsay) Comstock, Amanda (Dave) Rebeiro, Heather (Donovan) Block, Hannah Johnson, Hayley Johnson, Christopher Bird, Erik Bird, Owen Bird, Reese Gerlach, Connor Gerlach, McKenna Gerlach and three great-granddaughters: Peyton Comstock, Oakleigh Comstock and Ava Block; also survived by two sisters: Joy Allshouse and Naomi Limbrunner both of St. Petersburg, FL as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his four brothers - Jack, Howard, Frank and Harry Bird; and two sisters - Jeanne Schattauer and Ruth Schmidt.
Friends may call Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the W.S. Davis Funeral Home, 358 Main St., Arcade. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Chaffee-Sardinia Fire Department, P.O. Box 203, Chaffee, NY 14030.